3 Shavuot Activities for Kids
The Jewish holiday Shavuot celebrates the harvest season and the receiving of the Torah. Yeah, that’s kind of heavy for a young child to understand. But, it’s still completely possible to help your child learn about this holiday. How? Check out these easy activities that your child can try as she celebrates Shavuot.
One of the traditions on this holiday is to decorate the home with flowers. You can go out to your garden or the local flower shop and get the real deal. If this is your floral choice, let your child plan a decorating scheme. Have her draw a picture of where she wants to put the flowers, and then make it come to life. Another option is to make faux flowers with tissue paper. Stack a few pieces of tissue together, cut a circle and twist them at the center. Wrap a green pipe cleaner around the bottom of the twist to finish the flower.
Shavuot is the time when the barley harvest ended and the wheat harvest began. What better way to celebrate than to bake some bread? Use your favorite recipe, letting your child do the measuring and mixing for you. If you don’t have time to bake, buy a few different types of bread. Cut them into small slices or cubes and have a bread taste test.
Celebrate the place where the Torah was given by creating a mini Mount Sinai. Use paper to make a mountain collage or go for a 3D effect. Sculpt the clay into a mountain or use paper mache to build the mountain shape.